Historic Tours in Guatemala

Historic areas in Guatemala often have a worn look, and they have survived many years of earthquakes and political upheaval. But in some ways this adds to their beauty. Wandering the streets of Antigua you will see the remains of monasteries and convents that the Spanish built, as well as restored cathedrals. Go see Guatemala’s first capital, Ciudad Vieja, just a few miles from Antigua. It was built in 1527, although almost nothing from the original town remains. Lake Atitlán and the traditional villages that surround it will give you a feel for Guatemala’s Maya history – many of the people who live here are the descendants of the ancient Maya.

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Yaxhá One Day , Guatemala
Yaxhá One Day Flores and Santa Elena

Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala, but due to its seclusion, it tends to lack large crowds. Enjoy a visit to Yaxhá during this one-day tour.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Lívingston Cultural Day Tour, Guatemala
Lívingston Cultural Day TourLivingston, Izabal

This collective or private tour explores areas in and around Lívingston and the Río Dulce. You'll visit the San Felipe Castle, Bird Island and hot waterfalls. If you choose the private tour, you'll enjoy additional time at each of these destinations, plus a musical presentation.

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Cultural
Historic
Iximché Ruins and Surrounding Towns Tour, Guatemala
Iximché Ruins and Surrounding Towns TourAntigua

This tour explores the Mayan ruins of Iximché and a few surrounding towns in the area.

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Archeology
Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Antigua Walking Tour Half Day, Guatemala
Antigua Walking Tour Half DayAntigua

La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll visit some of Antigua’s best sites.

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City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Walking
Chicken Buses, Ciudad Vieja, and Typical Food, Guatemala
Chicken Buses, Ciudad Vieja, and Typical FoodAntigua

This tour offers you an interesting looks at some of the historical and cultural underpinnings of Antigua. Start your tour with a peek behind the curtain of local transportation with a visit to one of the factories that makes chicken buses — local worker Don Augusto will show you around the factory and give you some insight into the artistry that gives these vehicles their vibrant personalities.

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Culinary
Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Quiriguá One Day, Guatemala
Quiriguá One DayLake Izabal, Izabal

Come explore the fascinating Mayan ruins of Quiriguá during this one-day tour. Quiriguá is home to the Izabal region’s tallest stelae, and you'll be able to admire them on this tour.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Livingston Cultural Day Tour, Guatemala
Livingston Cultural Day TourRio Dulce Fronteras, Izabal

This tour explores areas in and around Livingston and the Río Dulce. You'll visit the San Felipe Castle, Bird Island and hot waterfalls.

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Cultural
Historic
Tour Through Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tour Through Guatemala CityGuatemala City, Guatemala

This tour explores some of the most important and interesting attractions in Guatemala City.

Archeology
Architecture
Guided Tours
Historic
Museum
Antigua One Day, Guatemala
Antigua One DayAntigua

Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most lovely and historic cities. During this tour you’ll visit some of its best sights.

City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Walking
Antigua with Dinner Entertainment, Guatemala
Antigua with Dinner EntertainmentAntigua

This is a very special tour at Antigua. You will explore the most interesting places of the Colonial City and enjoy with the most authentic dance of our culture.

City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Antigua Walking Tour Half Day, Guatemala
Antigua Walking Tour Half DayAntigua

La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll enjoy an evening visit of some of Antigua’s best sites.

City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Walking
Quetzaltenango and the Guatemalan Western Highlands, Guatemala
Quetzaltenango and the Guatemalan Western HighlandsQuetzaltenango

This multi-day tour explores Quetzaltenango and various attractions in the Western Highlands.

City Tour
Historic
Colonial Churches Tour, Guatemala
Colonial Churches TourQuetzaltenango

This tour visits several fascinating churches in small towns near Quetzaltenango. It's a good look at the religion, history, and culture of Guatemala.

Architecture
Guided Tours
Historic
Walking
Antigua Walking Tour Half Day, Guatemala
Antigua Walking Tour Half DayAntigua

La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll enjoy an evening visit of some of Antigua’s best sites.

City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Walking City Tour of Antigua, Guatemala
Walking City Tour of AntiguaAntigua

Spend a half-day walking around Antigua and seeing some of the city's best sites. This tour is a great introduction to the history and culture of Antigua.

Architecture
City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Walking
Walking City Tour of Antigua, Guatemala
Walking City Tour of AntiguaAntigua

Spend a half-day walking around Antigua and seeing some of the city's best sites. This tour is a great introduction to the history and culture of Antigua.

Architecture
Guided Tours
Historic
Necrotour at Quetzaltenango Cementery, Guatemala
Necrotour at Quetzaltenango CementeryQuetzaltenango

This tour explores the Quetzaltenango Cemetery at night. It's a great introduction to the Guatemalan cultural practices surrounding death.

Architecture
Guided Tours
Historic
Walking




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